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, but as we stated, he is now free today. jon: just a short time ago, president obama wrapped up a high-stakes meeting with leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff. the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts. a look at what happens to some american farmers and small businesses if washington cannot reach a deal red william hazlitt about from washington. reporter: one of the tax is being negotiated is the estate tax, which is due to jump from 35 to 55%. reporters say it is necessary that the rich pay their fair share even when they die. critics argue it's not about income equality. it is about raising revenue. this printer works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old child, and earns less than a typical bureaucrat in washington dc. yet, the federal government considers a much enough to pay a death tax. >> there is no way financially to my kids can pay after my death and keep his ranch in tax. >> the idea behind the estate tax is to prevent the very wealthy from accumulating vast fortunes and passing them on to the next family. reporter: that's not a picture of the american farmer. >> a celebrity
with secretary of state hillary clinton. mr. obama becomes the first president to set foot in that country, he is there for a high-level conference as well as to push for fair elections and the release of political prisoners. all this on the heels of a historic visit to burma. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live with the latest. i know the president has been criticized for even going to burma. how's he handling that, ed? >> reporter: well, it's interesting because there were flag-waving crowds, american flag-waving crowds greeting the president there in burma, but human rights activists have suggested that since there's still coming out of military rule, that maybe the president should not have made this visit. i think he did two thing, he met with awning song suu kyi who had been under house detention for 20 years, met with her, but also when he delivered remarks there in burma, he made clear this is just the beginning of a long journey and that they have a lot of work to do to prove that they are really turning the corner on human rightings. take a listen to the president. >> th
the story on "meet the press." barack obama running for reelection, he might name her secretary of state. >> this is an administration led by a president who said when he ran for office that he would take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: republicans still charge rice with distortion. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in the whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> reporter: petraeus knew it was al qaeda. he agreed to put out the different account. but not, he said, for political reasons. petraeus told lawmakers the cia just wanted to keep secret what it knew, and how it knew it. but republicans up here are not buying that was rice's motive. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> the white house says president obama had a constructive meeting today with congressional leaders about the looming fiscal cliff. the president met with top house and senate leaders for more than an hour this morning at the white house. they began talks of how to avert the cliff of automatic tax increases and spending
. >>> president obama is extending today's deadline now giving states until mid december to decide how they want to proceed with the new health care law. states must create markets for customers to shop for health insurance or, the federal government will do it for them. while some republican-led states are backing off their opposition to the law, at least seven governors say, in their states, they will not set up that exchange. >> here is a look at your friday weather. few showers possible in the mid-atlantic and south florida. east coast, pleasant conditions. rain along the california coastline. >> it is 10 degrees warmer than usual in colorado springs. minneapolis is right where it should be in the mid 40s. honolulu and miami, get jealous in the mid 80s. >>> an amazing soccer goal if we are showing it to you here on "world news now". it happened wednesday night in an exhibition match, between sweden/england. >> this is so awesome. keep your eye on the screen. this is crazy. wait for it. boom. that is when sweden's, say, layton ibrahimovic pulled off what is being called the greatest goal ever
obama running for reelection, he might name her secretary of state. >> this is an administration led by a president who said when he ran for office that he would take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: republicans still charge rice with distortion. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> reporter: petraeus knew it was al qaeda. he agreed to put out the different account. but not, he said, for political reasons. petraeus told lawmakers up here today, u.s. intelligence wanted to keep secret what it knew, and how it knew it. but republicans up here are not buying that that was rice's motive. steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> there is news tonight about the high-level connections of joe kelley, the woman who helped launch the petraeus scandal. joe kelley and her sister visited the white house complex three times this year. twice they ate in the white house cafeteria. they were guests of a mid-level worker at the white house, who met the kelley family on a
he knows. >> stephanie: right. representative. >> president obama has the gall to float the name as possible secretary of state the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. the arrogance and dishonesty reflected in all of this is breathtaking and it's about time that the president of the united states decide to level with the american people. list find out the facts. let's not stone wall this issue and cover up mistakes. >> this is no stone walling, no cover up. >> she got the information directly from the c.i.a. >> stephanie: they know full well. this is not unintentional. he got the exact same briefing that susan rice did. he got the same information from the c.i.a. >> if someone stuck a camera on dana robacker face, he would have said the same thing. he's an a-hole if. >> stephanie: i wonder if he knows clingenscmdit. >> stephanie: reince priebus is on the phone for you. >> no, reince priebus does not have the energy to shout like that. >> stephanie: you doesn't have the energy to dial. >> whining voice: i'm going t
recently to express support for hamas, so what does the united states need to do? what does the obama administration need to do in order to coral all these different players who are completely different than the kinds of players who you dealt with just a couple of years ago? >> you have accurately described one of the major changes in the region that have occurred since the last outbreak of violence, and not only are the israelis and hamas trying to balance competing tensions, but so also are others and most especially the egyptians. now, the government there, of course, was elected. it's a muslim brotherhood group which is directly alied with hamas. at the same time egypt is in a very uncertain situation. this economy has badly set back as a consequence of the events of the past year and a half. they are trying to build their way back, and they want to have continued assistance. they want to have continued good relations. add to the fact that from israel's standpoint, they very much want their agreement with egypt and with jordan to remain in force, so a lot of -- a lot of tensions a
. neither is your name. obama, 25,000 secession petitions, looks up confederate states on wikipedia. here is the best tweet of the day. if i can find it. well, more or less, the point is people are wondering why are john mccain and lindsey graham flogging susan rice and making a point out of this whole benghazi thing? what's it about? here's what it's all about my friends. the fact that they want scott brown back in the senate. they don't want susan rice to be secretary of state. you know what they want to be secretary of state? john kerry. and we know that you know, this is from anastacia who writes this. these two men are trying to get scott brown back in the senate and trashing susan rice to get kerry as secretary of state. i could not agree more, ans at a sha. the liberals are all afraid if you make john kerry john kerry secretary of state scott brown he's sitting there in his truck in massachusetts, he's got a big fund raising apparatus he's ready to campaign. he has the ground organization ready. and he wi
, beginning with the state department saying it was a terrorist attack. president obama said it was a video. susan rice said the same thing. there is a lot of smoke that should be cleared up. host: ronald kessler, written several pieces about all of this. thank you for being here. the debates over avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff with evan bayh. then we will discuss global reaction to president obama's second term. but first in news update. guest: more on the david petraeus story. the agent that launched the investigation was barred from taking part in the case over the summer because of concerns that he was personally involved in the case. the agent continued to press the matter and relate his concerns to a member of congress. congress returns today and will try to work out how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. refers to tax increases and spending cuts to defense and domestic problgrams. the issue may not be resolved by year's end. pretty much everyone will be affected if there is no deal. it could throw the economy back into recession and cost no income families about $2,000 more ne
ambassador rice, who said the attack was not premeditated terrorism, but spontaneous. >> president obama has the gall to float the name as possible secretary of state, the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. >> democrats defended rice, adding the u.n. ambassador got her information from the c.i.a. and other agencies. >> these unfair attacks on ambassador susan rice are simply wrong. she had to rely on the intelligence that was provided. i sat here while colin powell provided the intelligence that he had regarding weapons of mass destruction in iraq. >> this is a critical point. who finalized these talking points for ambassador rice and what was clear in the testimony today is that it was a real flash point between lawmakers and the intelligence community who could not say who ultimately signed off on those points, whether it was someone within the white house or someone within the intelligence community, shep. >> shep: katherine, on this matter of benghazi today, a reporter asked the attorney general, eric holder, why the jus
will be used to help restore the gulf. >>> president obama got a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster zones on new york's staten island thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against jon bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after her apparent heroin overdose. under state law you cannot be charged with possession. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush hager reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop while steve ford talks about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald was sworn in. >>> scrambled politics. when you thought you were safe from presidential campaigning. i thought we had a break, right. well, warren buffet announced his choice for 2016 and endorsed hillary clinton although she has not said if she will run yet. senator john mccain was holding a press conference about the benghazi attack and he was actually missing a closed door briefin
the analysis is in some corners about the president here in the united states and his leadership on the issue and his presence in the region. in his own party, there are rumblings he should intervene more directly to help the fodder in syria, speaking of president obama, placing patriot missiles around the region to take down president bashar al asad's air power as soon as the current missile barrages can be contained. through mr. obama's critics the root of the absence of american leverage in the middle east today is a light footprint that was simply too light. is that shared? you're on the ground. is there a sense that the americans have been not present enough in all of this? >> absolutely. and it's not only that they have been absent, also when they have been present, they haven't been present substantially in the way people in the region would like them to be. president obama came to cairo after he was elected, delivered a positive speech, very much welcomed in this part of the world to re-set relations between the u.s. and the muslim world and the arab world. one of the things that he s
point for negotiations between the speaker and the president of the united states. dennis: in the obama era at government has been spending a one trillion dollars more than they raised through taxes and tax revenues and the bush tax cut on the rich are $80 billion, $80 on $1,000, why is the president so obsessed with it and why are republicans so obsessed with keeping it? >> the reason we object to raising tax rates is it will cost us jobs, pure and simple. we don't lie awake at night wondering about people that make half a million dollars a year, the result of the tax cuts which will mean fewer jobs, fewer jobs created, fewer risks taken business people don't have to create jobs. we wanted encourage them to do that and we don't need to throw the country back into an era of high unemployment. it is jobs we are worried about. the effect of tax rates. dennis: appreciate your hopeful take on it. seems like one side or the other has to blink sooner or later. >> there will be partial blinking on both sides. dennis: cheryl: i like the town of bipartisanship. finally good news for new jersey.
familiar with what kind of targeting the obama campaign did to the lgbt voters in the state? >> i don't know. i think we have all heard that their research showed the boat which is the same thing we have seen in other polling. huge votes in lgbt and straight. marriage equality is a top motivator. perhaps you could add to that but i think it's something that they saw. there was certainly no price to be paid for his position on marriage equality and there's a significant case to be made that there was increased excitement among these voters. because of that position in the contrast to that position with his opana. >> if you look at lgbt voters in the gallup data, they are disproportionately female, younger and nonwhite. those are all obama consistencies so i said what if given those characteristics they voted like the general public did, given that their race and aging characteristics and if that happens the lgbt vote should be about 56-44 for obama and romney, which suggest there is something about the lgbt thing that gives obama a 21-point swing. and i'm not saying that is all lgbt, b
it's 55%. i understand it's up -- >> you have to count state and local spending xl. during the president obama years we went from 32% of gdp to 40% of gdp. germany's 42%. we're not far behind them. then you have france and italy and spain -- >> steve, dan, michael, thank you so much, guys. we really appreciate it. >> we have a lot more to say on this topic. >> it's one that could go on for a while here. >> we're heading to -- by the way f we become france and italy, does that mean the bread and cheese and water -- >> 20 minutes to go here, hanging onto those gains. we rallied in the open. the dow's up 177. >> i could see you at a cafe with a cigarette hanging out. >> you haven't seen anything yet. find out why our next guest says even bigger gains are on the horizon if things go the way he thinks they're going. >> walmart moving up its dividend payout from january up to december to avoid the looming fiscal cliff tax increase. should companies and investors be making these huge decisions based on uncertainties? we'll look at that coming up. when you take a closer look... ...
in the united states hoped it would, and i think a recognition, and evolution by president obama away from the kind of discussion of nation-building that marked the 2008 campaign where he basically said nation-building is not our mission. and when you make that kind of statement, then it raises the question, how are you going to get beyond the 1% in developments and foreign-aid that paul describes? there was a proposal in washington in 2009, early 2010 to combine the development, diplomacy, and defense budgets together and allow an administration that came up largely between secretary gates and clinton, allow the administration, and the administration to move that money so that your initial instinct was not necessarily trying to be a military solution to every problem. of course it ran up immediately against congressional committees that are responsible for certain budgets. also, just a concern about whether or not that would affect the mix in a way many people, i think in washington were not comfortable with it. the idea died. might be time to bring it back. >> and abel comment on several
>> stirred up a 5:00 a.m., morning widening scandal in the closing david petraeus president obama expected to make as first comment on the matter this afternoon. >> and expanding gambling in maryland. the maryland live casino about to announce plans a week after voters approved the controversial measure on the state ballot. >> and the soccer star was in court for all of the wrong reasons. >> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington." on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> 5:00 a.m. on wednesday november 14. i am steve c i am cynnÉ simpson. >> good morning. a chilly start for all of us, especially compared to yesterday's. it was 65 degrees. most but dealing with the freezing mark this morning or colder. a chilly start, but it will be a good day. sunny skies all a round. show last into the weekend. 36 of reagan national. with the exception of annapolis on the day at 42. 32 at dulles. 30 in gaithersburg. 36 and fredericksburg. temperatures may stay in the 40's with clear conditions which a top out around 50 in the district. your se
. >> there you go. there's another deadline looming on obama care. >> it's been extended. this is so interesting. you had some republican governors who were saying they didn't want to file -- they didn't want to set up the state health care exchanges or they were waiting to decide until the outcome of the election. they were hoping mitt romney had win and he had said he would repeal obama care. the president won, the state exchanges must be up and running by 2014. the deadline was today for states to declare that they were going to get those going and now the hhs, the health and human services administration has said, you have another month to decide. you have another month to decide to put that off. you see, you've got to have an online marketplace to make health care affordable that's open in 2014. it's all laid out in the affordable care act. the cbo, congressional budget office, says the state health exchanges will cover 25 million people with insurance. you will get subsidies. >> the state doesn't do it. the federal government will come in and do it for them. >> right. >> which the states h
, wolf, state leaders on both sides of the issue are holding their fire to see if president obama -- and keep an eye on the fight over the keystone xl pipeline. it's seen by many as the first test as to which direction president obama wants to go and the administration could issue its decision on whether to let that project move forward here in the next few months. >> that's critically important to a lot of folks out there. >>> next, a new commercial stirring up quite a bit of controversy. ♪ [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down. consider the silverado 1500 -- still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based on important things, like depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs. and now trade up to get a 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $9,000. from outstanding value to standing the test of time, chevy runs deep. >>> move over, talking baby, tiny lizards. there's a new commercial star in town and it has fur and it flies. here's
difference. but of course, that is not how you win the presidency in the united states. so what i found was very interesting. the same scenario for the popular vote happen for ohio and florida. the support for obama is bigger in ohio and florida and his winning margin. so you can argue that that vote mattered a lot. if you think about an election where obama loses ohio and florida, you start to think about a very different election. so then i looked at one of mitt romney and obama -- the lgbt vote was 76 obama and 22 per mitt romney. quite frankly, it has been about that -- roughly three to one. quite frankly, it has been high all the way through. but what if they split it evenly or romney just got a little bit more? if mitt romney had 151% of the vote, he would've won ohio, florida, and virginia. he would have been within four electoral votes of the presidency. in ohio and florida, all you have to do is win a little over one third of the lgbt vote win those states. while i don't think that that suggests that in the way we are now talking about immigration and things that republicans ha
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at the monastery where a monk gave the president and secretary of state hillary clinton a tour of the monastery and the president told the monk that the united states could use some prayers right now to avoid the fiscal cliff. listen here. >> (inaudible) >> president obama also met with the king of thailand overnight who is the longest reigning monarch in the world. been in power since 1946. believe it or not, the king of thailand born in massachusetts, as a gift, the president obama gave the king an album with pictures of the all the presidents and first ladies he's met starting with eisenhower and the last page was left blank, we're told so there's a picture of a picture with president obama from this week's trip. and once it's wrapped up in thailand, it's off to burma. no sitting u.s. president has been to burma and their record on human rights is not great, but white house officials say they think that the burmese have taken some positive steps toward democracy lately and their position, the white house's position is that the best way to address any concerns about human rights violations i
of our state. that could push as far as the north bay shower activity this week widespread. tuesd by thanksgiving and your holiday weekend. the time right now is 8:17 >> new this morning president obama is in thailand on a three day trip to asia. the trip is in an effort to boost economic and political relations. it is packed with cultural sites seems a royal audience with thailand's king and a private meeting with the country's prime minister. the president also plans to visit mirama--myanmar.. it's the visit to that country by a first u.s. president the first. that's making a first. >> this is not just israeli territory defense but in areas that are populated. and there is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. the memo, in the middle east the death toll is rising with israelis and palestinians exchanging fire on the gaza strip. civilians have been killed. in this is really air strike. after the gossip and explosion claimed a government agency. >> these foreign ministers had an emergency meeting and saturday. >> th
. in this state they ignored this attack by the obama administration on religious liberties, which obamacare and -- almost 80% of the catholics in this state voted for liberal democrats, abortion. guy think it was a big problem by the church not speaking out. they seem to be so afraid of lawyers and being sued that they were calworks -- were cowards, especially from the pulpits. they totally neglected it. i don't blame the republicans. i blame the catholic church. host: we are asking republicans only this morning to discuss the future of their party, basically because of all the voices that continued on the weekend, republican voices, leaders of the party talking about what mitt romney has said about why he lost and how to afford. rick santorum, a former pennsylvania senator, writes -- today."n "usa as for another republican voice, marco rubio. this is a store in "politico" this morning. -- a story. there's a little of what the senator had to say. [video clip] >> we start with a very simple motion. a way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poor. it's by making poor people
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obama. millions of women's votes who help us elect a number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. you saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members-elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time that a parliamentary body would have a party who had the majority of women and minorities. that's its strength. and we are very, very proud of that. i said yesterday, we did not have the majority, but we have the gavel. excuse me. we don't have the gavel. [laughter] we don't have the -- [laughter] >> we have our own gavel. we have something more important . we have unity. we do not have the gavel. we do not have the majority, but we have unity. i think our caucus demonstrated that this morning very clearly. so i come here with my sisters. when i came to congress 25 years ago, there were about 23 members of congress who were women out of 435. just think of that. 11 -- today we have over 60 house
eric holder says much of the money will be used to help restore the gulf. >>> president obama got a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster zones on new york's staten island on thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after measure her apparent heroin overdose. under state law she cannot be prosecuted for possession. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush hager reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop. steve ford talked about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald ford was sworn in. >>> let's take a check at wall street. the dow closed at 12,542 after losing 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 9. overseas had a better day. nikkei shot up 194 points. the hang seng gained 50. >>> wall street will be watching today's first face-to-face fiscal cliff meeting. there's a l
this morning. it's the first visit ever by a united states president to cambodia. coming up for you at 8:15, why a meeting between president obama and the cambodian prime minister was a bit tense. >>> it is 8:04. top oakland police officials are the targets of some sharp criticism it's coming from the department's own police union. the oakland tribune reports the police union filed a harsh critique in court. it accuses department leaders of misleading the public about implementing court-ordered reforms stemming from the 2003 ryders case. this all comes as the department faces a federal takeover. on december 13th, a judge will hear arguments on whether to appoint a federal receiver. >>> while the ross mirkarimi case is still fresh on many friends, an event is promoting an end to violence againstwomen. the sheriff and his family have been invited to the annual mission district healing arts festival. organizers say the event gives men and women who have endured violence a space to heal. mirkarimi is on probation after pleading guilty in march to a misdemeanor false imprisonment for a new ye
with president obama at the white house. lee saunders, president of asfcme, the american federation of state, court and municipality state county and municipal employees said the coalition that re-elected president obama would remain intact to pressure lawmakers during the standoff over the fiscal curve. >> what we're going to do is keep our members mobilized and organized in certain communities across the country. we're going to another campaign, we won the election but we're going into another campaign now. >> for his part president obama reiterated on wednesday the election had delivered a clear verdict on the question of whether taxes should be raised on income over $250,000. >> if there was one thing that everybody understood it was a big difference between myself and mr. romney it was when it comes to how we reduce our deficit i argued for a polled, responsible approach, and part of that included make sure the wealthiest americans pay a little bit more. i think every voter out there understood that that was an important debate. and the majority of voters agreed with me. >> president ob
florida total, barack obama did when the state of florida barely edging out al gore. another problem for our state. florida, you can spell it without the. and honestly, if you go to that date county election bureau official website it says election ready. it does. almost impossible this could happen. twelve years ago. everyone remembers 2000. they could not figure out which will. people of florida, if you are behind -- year in a left turn lane with and marijuana pointing left and behind a car, usually is to people in the 1998 buick. a light changes, there's a green arrow pointing left. with the flock. usually have to wait a couple of cycles. what i want to do is to make it more friendly for florida voters. instead of using words, pictures. you would go by poking under candid it's eyeballs. follow what happened, the poke up their own eyeballs. the ballot was really, really long. long questions are written by lawyers from mars. at first it was an english, and then it was in spanish. then it was in creole and then calling on. by the time you get to the yes or no part you have to go back
lawmakers are trying to figure out what the obama administration knew about the deadly attack on bengauze where i. cmn's state of the union host candy crowley is live in washington. candy, good morning. what are lawmakers expecting in this investigation? >> well, you know, what's interesting is this investigation -- and there are many of them going on, not just on capitol hill. you know, there's an outside one as well. has to do with the run-up to what happened in benghazi. was more security asked for by the ambassador himself prior to this horrific event in benghazi? were they aware of any kind of increased security because it was 9/11? then there was the attack itself. what the heck happened? how was it that we lost four americans in that attack that went on for hours and hours? why didn't help come? there's many questions. then there's the aftermath, and that is, wait a second, when did the administration know it was not about a videotape, it was not about a riot outside the benghazi consulate? it was, in fact, a terrorist attack. was it a planned terrorist attack? who were the terrori
that their states be allowed to secede from the union on the heels of president obama's re-election. one petition from texas has 70,000 signatures last week. last week by the way texas gop official peter morrison wrote a column asking for a, quote, amicable divorce from what he called the maggots, his words, those who re-elected president obama. we'll hear -- well, how about the texas governor rick perry, by the way, who said this on the issue of secession back in 2009. >> texas is a unique place. when we came in the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that. we got a great union. there's absolutely no reason to dissolve it, but if washington continues to thumb their nose at the american people, you know, who knows what may come out of that. >> first of all, all that nonsengs about texas having the option to leave when it wanted to a inaccurate. governor perry believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it. he also shares the frustrations many americans have with our federal government. now more than ever our count
in a general john allen to remain as commander of united states forces in afghanistan, despite his connection to the scandal. we will hear more on the scandal later today when president obama holds his news conference. you can hear it live at 1:30 eastern on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the miami book fair international is live this weekend on book tv. we have two days of non-fiction books, interviews and your calls, e-mails and tweets. featured offers include bill o'reilly, and a look at christopher hitchens. with a panel that includes his widow. coverage starts saturday. and join us on 94 exclusive offer chats on facebook. facebook.com/booktv. host: washington journal is live this morning from the capitol complex on capitol hill. we are joined by kevin brady, a republican of texas who serves on the ways and means committee. is vice chairman of the joint economic committee. as congress faces this so-called fiscal cliff everyone is talking about, what do you think are the right conditions to deal? speaker john boehner says under the right conditions
belonging to a dynasty. how about that? >>> up next, the former cia director, david petraeus, put state secrets in peril. the president said there's no evidence, but senior senators accuse obama of a possible benghazi cover-up. we'll get right to that also. >>> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up, neither of which are acceptable to the american people. >>> we have this fiscal cliff staring us in the face. >> i don't think this country can tolerate another driving close to the precipice dynamic. >> most i know don't want to work with the government. >> don't even get close to the fiscal cliff. >> in rising above, we've got to find a way to move forward. >> i have confidence the fiscal cliff will be dealt with. >> what i'll tell the president is we're here to help. >> we have another pin that you could give to president obama. >> for your rise above pin, go to cnbc.com. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent re
. we were all paying attention to the election, re-election of barack obama war is breaking out in the middle east? what, what? >> when did that happen? [laughter] for the last 18 months we've been focused on the united states or the arab spring or iran's nuclear weapons. we've not focused on israel. but israel looks all around its neighborhood, and it says we are beset on every single one of our borders. we are surrounded. we have a syrian war that could threaten to spill over, hezbollah in southern lebanon attacking israel. we have an unstable jordan, we have on our southern border the one thing that we had to keep the peace for the last 40 years, egypt. egypt now has a new government, the muslim brotherhood government. they have said they're going to reconsider that peace agreement they've had for the last 40 years. the sinai peninsula which is a desert, a demilitarized zone between israel and egypt, al-qaeda's set up shop there, so the fact that you now have the egyptian prime minister going to gaza and either trying to broker a deal or if no deal to be had, siding with gaza
of that tragedy. now president obama has the gall to float the name as possible of secretary of state the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. bill: now we move to today. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live on the hill. good morning there. what do we expect to get from general petraeus today behind closed doors now, catherine. >> reporter: thank you, bill. the former cia director arrived here on capitol hill an hour and 20 minutes ago and a source close to the general told fox news the expectation he will tell the house intelligence and senate intelligence committees he too believed it was terrorism within 20 four hours of the attack. active link to al qaeda and ansar al-sharia to wanted to establish a islamic state in eastern libya. the source told fox news they expect the general to bring with him the original talking points put together by the cia. those talking points had input from other intelligence agencies as well as the office of the director of national intelligence and that petraeus apparently did
it will be the united states, which switched its position during the obama administration from defending doma to arguing that it is unconstitutional. it has recommended to the court that it grants cert in the third case. -- windsor case. the windsor case from the court circuit andy gill case from the other circuit. the winsdor is mor likely because the justice apartment has recommended bridge of justice department has recommended. i would be surprised if the supreme court does not grant review in that case. and we do not get a decision on the constitutionality of doma. hee other two case -- t famous case is the prop eight case from california. that is from a ninth-circuit appeals decision, which by 201 vote struck down prop eight. the supreme court denied cert. the supreme court would be to affirm the ninth-circuit opinion and prop eight be unconstitutional. it is a big question with the court will do. their arguments are made that you do not have to review this case. it is about california. let it be. let the ninth-circuit decision stay in place. you do not have to take the case dice.l-- roll the i hav
much a purple state. i do not think it is definitely a democratic state. we have to see beyond obama because his candidacy and election were quite unique. to echo what you said about congress, i think we have to find leaders of both parties who are willing to bargain. at the obama's -- i think problem on that, he does not have the iou's to call in. he does not have a lot of arrow's a dent in his quiver to use. but we could use bob dole, those people that solved a long-range picture and not just today. >> excellent. speaking of long-range picture, few people can bring that to the party then the way richard norton smith chan. going back several hundred years. >> oh, gosh. [laughter] thank you. it is an honor to be on this panel. i have bought more than once in the storm surge of words that has washed over us over the last 10 days, there is a tendency, cable tv has 24 hours to fill, the internet has everything to fill. there is a tendency to over analyze. two years ago at this exact point, we were all being told that barack obama was in all likelihood a one-term president. we were talki
news from washington that 100 republican house members sent a letter to president obama asking him not to nominate ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state writing in part that she is widely viewed as having willfully or incompetently mislead the public weather benghazi matter. we believe making her the face of foreign policy would greatly undermine your desire to improve the trust of the american people. this is after democratic congress women came out to show their support. >> to batter this woman because they don't feel they have the ability to batter president obama is not something we are going to stand by and watch. we'll not allow a brilliant public servant's record to be mugged, to cut off her consideration to become secretary of state. megyn: here now is the woman you saw moments ago. he will more holmes norton. she is a dell what the representing washington, d.c. thank you for being here. your thoughts. you didn't really touch on the race or gender issue but the other women who were there said this is clear sexism and racism. do you agree wit
was the campaign? >> well, first it was a very close election in ohio and ohio was one of key states, even if we won ohio, turns out the electoral vote count would have gone to president obama. we lost by two points in ohio. recall back in 2004 when john kerry lost to george bush he would often say both publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but for half the people that could fit in the ohio state stadium called the horseshoe i would be president today. it was a very narrow victory. i do think there were some reasons that are almost technical that some of you understand well. there are some folks here from silicon valley who are very good at social media and their turnout efforts, the democrats, were quite effective. if you look at the numbers, after the fact, the turnout for democrats among their base was better than we expected. i would say better than they expected based on their polling and their sampling. so, you know, they did a better job than we did getting their voters to the polls. mitt romney got fewer votes than john mccain in ohio and still came within two points. the techno
he won some 300 some electoral votes, every battleground state except for north carolina. does president obama have a mandate and, and he said no, i don't think so. because then nancy pelosi would be in charge of the house of representatives. and she's not. do you think that he's got a point? >> you know what has a mandate? solutions have a han date. this election was about solutions. people are tired of the gridlock. they're tired of a congress that spent more time trying to shut down planned parenthoods and open up small business. compromise has a mandate. we go into a new session of congress and towards this fiscal cliff, again, having stated we want compromise. we want solutions. we want -- and by the way, in this election, most of the tea party generals, you know, the icons of the tea party, they ended up getting defeated in this election. so that's the mandate we have. >> so let's talk about solutions for a moment. i'm only asking this because i'm a long islander. what's going on with lipa and who is in charge of lipa and when are they going to fix the problems from lipa.
to these questions. >> i think you picked up quite rightly the question of the degree to which the united states wants to lead it was seen as a subset of fact, wants to spend the resources that it takes to lead. so you hear this doubt and president obama's own words each time he was gone to give a major speech on afghanistan, the west point speech on the command of the company pulled tight again during presidential debates. he kept saying it's time for nationbuilding at home. what was that tapping into? that was tapping into an emotion you hear the electorate can see in the polls. i'm not saying it's a good thing or bad thing, but americans feel as if we are overinvested abroad. then you look at events to which we feel we are the in the united states, that things are out of control, there isn't enough american power and you have become that much to that, which as any to stay invested as we were in that golden. you just describe between 89 and 99, which is a great unipolar moment. the message you hear from the obama administration is that moment is that coming back again. you have to pick your fi
states and federal government oversees the industry known as compound and pharmacies. "washington journal" is next. host: medicare premiums are set to rise. president obama sets a trip to asia today. he and other capital hill leaders sat down yesterday. a special willingness to work together. for our first 45 minutes we want to see about your ability and confidence and congressional leaders. here is how you can call in this morning two-way end. -- two ways. you can tweet us or send an email. we invite you to check out our facebook page. the headlines for this meeting yesterday reflect the same type of town seen in the washington post this morning. a picture of president obama and john boehner. the upbeat tone was a dramatic shift from recent years when the president and a gop fortified by anti-government activists clashed repeatedly over spending and taxes. if he were to go to yesterday's new york times, they have a listening are at least pictures of the key leaders that will be involved in this process. to show you where they stand specifically on some issues, here is the president sayin
really afford to do that? >> it's the united states and russia who have 90% of the world's arsenal of nuclear weapons do continue to make the deep cuts that started during reagan, that obama has built up, that president obama now in his next term could make with the russians, significant credible cuts in, then the rest of the nuclear states will join a process that will make it much more difficult for any other state to acquire weapons and for any state that has weapons not to join that process. we believe that is the only way, global zero believes that's the only way, to shift from our current course towards disaster to one which promises a more peaceful world. >> queen noor, great to have you here, valerie plame, you as well. the website is globalzero.com. appreciate it. thank you. >>> coming up, you're about to meet the people who are about to become u.s. citizens live on our plaza. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do
states and there's something kind of breathtaking about that. if steve is right and if, you know, obama care, the kind of seat of obama care is his legacy, what's doubly interesting there is how accidental the birth of the kind of proto obama care, romney care in massachusetts was. what happened there was a buddy of his tom, the founder of staples, you know, kind of casually mentioned to mitt when he was coming in as governor that, you know, some doctors over at mass general were having trouble dealing with their uninsured and there wasn't any kind of internal, you know, deep ideological commitment to making this happen. >> very much sort of the accidental tourist. >> totally. >> in terms of politics. we have to go. the other thing we didn't talk about, jonathan, mitt romney sort of an ac crow nistic 1950s character in an america proven to be a very very different place than the 1950sing and '60s, a browner, more female, younger and more fired up. >> and a little more progressive. the problem mitt romney had, he brought confidence or he thought he did, but he was rutterless. the compete
obama, what do you want, president obama won the popular vote, three and a half million. he won the electoral college by 126-vote margin. that's pretty substantial. he won eight out of nine battleground states. only lost north carolina by less than 100,000 votes. democrats picked up, held on to the senate and everybody said they were going to lose it. not only held on to the senate, picture up two seats in the senate and democrats picture up eight to ten seats -- some seats are still not called yet. in the house of representatives. so it was a romp for democrats. they didn't take back control of the house. but there's no doubt about it. the american people rejected romney and ryan. all right. talk about good democratic members of the congress, back in town barbara lee from california is and she'll be here today. so will donna edwards from the state of maryland and of course, eliot spitzer host of "viewpoint" on current tv joins us as he does every wednesday morning. and here's the deal. here's the question. one fin
previously. that's something that is of great concern to countries like the united states that view iran's nuclear activities with very deep suspicion, don. >> absolutely. speaking of the united states, the u.s. president barack obama said this week that he believed there was a, quote, window of time to peacefully resolve this with iran. but what are the implications now, matthew? >> well, i mean, the implications are that if iran were to make use of its new increased capacity to make nuclear material for weapons, and it hasn't said that it will do this, it said quite the opposite, in fact, that would mean that we have an opportunity that president obama was talking about would get narrower. at the moment, though, i think it is important to point out that iran is still staying well clear of the sort of line in the sand, the red line, that it would cross to provoke any kind of military response. it still doesn't have the kind of nuclear material or indeed the other technologies necessary to build a nuclear weapon, at least not for some significant time in the future, don. >> matthew chanc
the old order argument that the united states always have to be the leader and you had a president obama a candidate or a president who has made clear over the past four years that while he believes there are moments when american interests are vitally challenged, where it has to step in and take the lead, the bin laden raid cometh to the iranian nuclear program. there are many other issues in which he is perfectly happy to have the rest of the world step up. we saw this in libya and boosting the outcome of this to some degree in libya. this is part of life in the united states is described at the light footprint strategy. the idea of the u.s. does not have to be falling and to every single issue. so what the light footprint and what that not so good at? 35 miles from islamabad of course is that the knowledge of anybody else in pakistan. it is fairly good at getting deep down into the iranian nuclear program using cyberweapons and i've spent a fair bit of reporting time in the past two years on the question of how the united states managed to use its type logical advantage to going to do
for wisconsin or a certain state. e he picked me for issues, for taking on the debt crisis. we had hoped to win wisconsin. he fought very hard for wisconsin. we cut president obama's lead in half, but nevertheless, it wasn't enough. what it became clear to us as things went on, when virginia and ohio weren't coming together, it looked to me some time early in the evening that it just wasn't going to happen. >> that's his reflection. but moving ahead, speaker boehner was asked whether paul ryan would be the leader of the party. he referred to him as the wonky guy. what are we to make of paul ryan? >> he is the wonky guy. that was a dismissive comment that the speaker made. what he was trying to say is that he's coming back here, the same guy, as when he left. he's going to be a voice on certain issues, but he's not going to be a leader in the party. >> thank you very much. a pleasure having both of you on today. thank you. >>> coming up, john maca fee, he's wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor. details ahead. >>> and just moments ago, president obama finished meeting with labor l
with right now. and it leaves the united states at a difficult position. you remember president obama said in that -- in that interview with telemundo that he wasn't sure if egypt was a steadfast ally anymore. right now when you have egyptian officials coming here and expressing solidarity with hamas, it's clear why the united states had those doubts. >> richard engel, thank you very much. >>> here is erica. >> lester, thanks. we are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack. former cia director david petraeus, still reeling from revelations of his affair testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristen welker has more. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration handled the bengahzi attack. reporters were blocked from petraeus to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the assault, that is in contrast to what secretary rice said
obama as president of the united states of america, and, you know, as a country, it was a remarkable time. it was a different election. in the midst of a financial crisis, a crisis -- i forgot my clock, otherwise i would go on for 45 minutes. [laughter] a financial crisis that really started here in the united states, but brought almost the entire global economy to its knees, and in the course of that election, and with president obama taking oches, we really -- office, we really, as a country, were at a cross roads where to go next with the system that was a broken status quo. go back as a country to the stable financial regulation, boring banking after the last major financial crisis, the great depression, boring, but effective, decade upon decade of financial stability that had orerred in remarkable era of growth for the country. unfortunately, broken down piece by piece leading up to the financial crisis. would we double down on the system? take those banks that were so large and so interconnected and so politically powerful that our leaderships decided that any one of which, if
already opened 44 disaster relief centers across the three states. 120,000 customers in new york and new jersey are still without power. more than 8 million lost power during sandy and the nor' easter that followed. president obama marking veteran's deleing a reith at the tomb of the unknown. the commander-in-chief paying tribute to the sacrifices of those who fought for our country's freedom the wreath is remember every service member who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. we'll get you back to huckabee. >> it is it approaching. and the president addressed the looming economic problem in the what the white whit called middle class americans. it is it the notable quotable companies of the week. >> i want to be clear. i am not wedded to every detail of the plan. i am hope to compromise and new ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. >> let me translate a couple of things for you a democrat use the term balance he means taxes when a democrat uses term investment, he means spending. the president said we need
now and it leaves the united states in a very difficult position. you remember, president obama said in that interview with telemundo that he wasn't sure egypt was really even a steadfast ally right now, he said it's not quite an enemy. right now when you have egyptian officials expressing such solidarity with hamas, it's clear to see why the united states had those doubts. >> richard engel in gaza, thanks very much. >>> we are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya. former cia director david petraeus still reeling from the revelation of his affair, testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capital on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration landled the benghazi attack. due to the firestorm surrounding his life, reporters were blocked to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that the cia immediately belie
. and it was litigated on the tax issue and on the tax issue obama won the argument. moving into the fiscal cliff situation, he has a strong hand. the public is with him. >> bill: right. 49% say states should legally recognize same-sex marriages. >> of course, you saw big wins in maryland, defeated in minnesota. so moving forward -- maine -- so moving forward. that's the first time that you saw -- put it to a popular vote. those issues go forward. the numbers nationally are still divided but again i think a pivotal moment and those numbers again with the demographics will only grow and grow and grow. >> bill: on immigration reform, which i found interesting, of course, the difference is president obama had a comprehensive immigration reform package. mitt romney said people should self-deport. 65% of americans in this -- a week ago today said most illegal immigrants should be offered a chance to apply for citizenship. not sent back to mexico or wherever. >> you saw right after the election, prominent republicans come out and say okay, w
. the various agencies, who state department, justice department before going out to lawmakers. gregg? >> gregg: molly henneberg in washington. thanks. >> heather: president obama now in germany during a brief stop on his way to southeast asia. deputy national security advisor ben rhodes says that working with that region will be a critical part of the president's second term and ultimately his foreign policy legacy. president obama will first arrive in tie land before moving on to cambodia and then on monday, he will actually make history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. >> gregg: extremely tight election is now over in the state of arizona. democrat ron barber won a full term representing the state's second congressional district. vote increase a special election picked him to finish out the remainder of gabrielle giffords' term. but last week's election, so very tight, took until today to declare a clear winner. >> heather: the tsa confirming to fox news a troubling weakness in our nation's airport security and if exploited, it could make it easier for passengers
diller relationship, there are a couple of questions that come to mind. the first is whether the obama administration will continue this foreign-policy pivot toward the pacific. it is my sense the general consensus is, yes, the administration will continue to prioritize and state -- the focus policies. the second is the extent which latin america as a region is factoring into the u.s. focus on the pacific. some countries in the region are certainly benefiting from the trade arrangements that i have mentioned, but what about the rest of the region? are we releasing much in the wake of strategic integration in the western hemisphere in an effort to were fully engaged asia? i think it is important to note that latin american countries certainly are not waiting for the united states to engage the pacific to deepen the relations across the pacific. we have several regions, a series of bilateral trade agreements between china and countries in the region, the two in other asian countries and latin american countries, and other recent cooperation between china and regional organizations. latin
, investments for the future. >> and even thousands of miles away it appears president obama is still focused on those negotiations. while touring a royal monastery with secretary of state clinton in thailand the president was overheard mentioning the budget talks to a monk. the president later clarified his comments -- >> he's not any monk. >> no. >> he has some big i vestments in the stock market. >> he later clarified his comments at a news conference. >> yes, we were working on this budget. we're going to need a lot of prayer on that. i always believe in prayer. i believe in prayer when go to church back home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well, i'll take whatever good vibes he can give me to try to deal with some in his back home. i'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with. >> over the weekend president obama spoke with five influential business leaders, including warren buffett and apple's tim cook to get their take on a solution for a long-term deficit reduction plan. >> steve ratner, what's it looking like? the "wall street journal" story talking about a lot o
states has allocated about $275 million for israel's iron dome system. >>> president obama addressing the people of myanmar during his historic visit there. in a speech at the university of yangon, he praised the country for its remarkable journey toward democracy. and said further reforms are needed. he's the first sitting u.s. president to ever visit the country. he also met with activist aung san suu kyi at the home where for 15 years she was a political prisoner. >>> here in the u.s., more than 3,000 people rallying outside the white house in opposition to proposed keystone xl pipeline. that pipeline would help deliver oil from canada's tar sands down to the gulf of mexico. last year the obama administration delayed a decision on the controversial project. delayed it until after the election. >>> a family affair in texas, where a father and his two adult children are accused in a string of bank robberies. authorities say ronald scott and his 20-year-old son hayden robbed the banks while they're daughter, 18-year-old abby, drove the getaway car. the family is believed to be respons
obama with 55% of the vote. 184 women ran for congressional office this year, and 40% of the u.s. population now has at least one woman senator. there is no longer an all-male state legislature anywhere in the country. nowhere. new hampshire, which is also my home away from home, now has an all women congressional delegation. and a woman governor, as well as a female statehouse and state senate leader. they are not both democrats, that's ok. they are still women. we are moving in the right direction. and this is my favorite, on the 113th congress, gavels in in january, it will be an all-time high of 20 women senators and 81 women in the house of representatives. [applause] >> this is awesome. now, that is particularly gratifying given that we came off -- i remember being on a -- in a similar discussion just two years ago just lamenting and agonizing that we had dropped the number of women in congress for the first time since 1982 after the 2010 elections. some of us thought, oh, my gosh, how did we lose the momentum? how are we going to get it back? it's so critical. there was
you say, "i don't mean a model for the nation, i met a model for the states could i did not mean the entire arizona law, i just met the e-verify portion," i did not trust you. latinos voted for obama because they did not trust romney on the immigration question, they did not like the rhetoric. there was no reason for this, because like i say, the majority of the american people want to see immigration reform. this is something very important, and it shows why politics has to do with immigration policy. i think the anti-immigration lobby has been very effective in creating the perception that the conservative base is anti- immigrants. that is just not true. poll after poll shows, study after study shows, that the majority of conservatives believe in border security but also believe in immigration reform. before the primary season we had -- we commissioned a study to study immigration views of likely republican primary voters. your tea partyers, people committed to the conservative movement. as long as you have border security there, the support legalization, a path to citizenship,
of the key states. even if we want it turns out the electoral vote count would've gone to president obama. we lost by two points in ohio and recall back in 2004, when john kerry lost to george bush, he would often say both publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but perhaps the people could fit in the ohio state stadium i'd be president today. so was a very narrow but to read. i do think there are some reasons that are almost technical to some of you understand well. these folks in silicon valley who are good at social media and the democrat side were quite affect this. if you look at the numbers after the fact, the turnout for democrats among their base was better than we expect it and i would say even better than they expected based on their polling and sampling. so you know, they did a better job than we did in getting voters to the polls. and if i got fewer votes than john mccain in ohio still came within two points. the technology included the so-called orca system. many of you have read about that in the last couple of days, which was the republican get out the vote technology to
of votes. [applause] millions of women's votes that it took to reelect president barack obama. [applause] millions of women's votes that helped us elect a record number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. we saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time a parliamentary body would have a party who had a majority of women and minorities. we are very proud of that. we said yesterday, we did not have majority but we have the gavel. excuse me -- but we do not have the gavel. [laughter] we have something more important -- we have unity. we do not have the gavel. we do not have the majority. but we have unity. i think our caucus this morning demonstrates that very clearly. so i come here with my sisters -- when i came to congress 25 years ago there were 23 members of congress who were women out of 445. just think of that. 12 democrats, 11 republicans,
amendment that goes beyond allowing medical marijuana in their state. it legalizes pot for purely recreational use among adulls 21 and over. in this past election more coloradoians voted for legalizing pot than for president obama. >> we have had medical marijuana in colorado now for almost three years. what we have seen from that is tremendous amounts of revenue. that's why we've seen so many people vote to legalize marijuana here in colorado because the sky did not fall under medical marijuana. >> reporter: colorado's medical dispensaries already offer a wide range of pot products: candies, cookies, even soft drinks. the chef's special elixir is made of butter or olive oil infused with marijuana. >> i'm going to put two teaspoons of olive oil. >> reporter: in terms of the strength? >> equivalent of 3 1/2 to four joints. >> reporter: with quality marijuana going up to $450 an ounce it is way more expensive than truffles or caviar or foie gras but scott says it's worth every penny for the effect if not the flavor. if you taste any of the can bus? >> i'll tell you right now. none w
obama's news conferences today afternoon at the white house. on "washington journal" we will be joined by ron paul of texas. we will take your questions about today's hearing on the attack and the united states consulate in libya. you will hear what the fiscal cliff. and bernie sanders of vermont. also at jennifer tolbert on health insurance exchanges. washington journal every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the armed services committee holds a hearing this morning. replacing general john allen, that is live on c-span 3 at 9:30. the miami book fair international is live this weekend on book tv week two days of non-fiction books. and your calls, e mails and tweets. featured authors include bill o'reilly, john walsh and a look at christopher hichens. our live coverage starts saturday morning at 10 eastern on the c-span 2's book tv. now look of the congressional agenda for the last of the glenn beck session and for next year. this monthly meeting of conservative members of congress read by tim of kansas. it is a little less than one hour. >> thank you. i appreciate my colleagues joining me. we
administration. when the state of massachusetts had a week a consent agreement it was under governor romney's administration. you are now here under governor deval patrick and here under president obama. let's put partisanship aside. let's make sure you have the authority and the resources to do the job. we want you to do the job because we out to be mindful of the comments, that ms. lovelace make him and all the of the people who are waiting to see if they're going to die from this contaminated drug. we don't want excuses, but we don't want to leave this law ambiguous because you are always sued if you act. and if you act as a me at authority when you don't, you're usually call before committed to say how could you act as if he had authority when congress didn't give it to you. i think we ought to put our partisanship aside, the election is over, figure out a clear law for the federal government to be able to act. because with all due respect, this is not a state issue if drugs are being shipped around the country. thank you, mr. chairman. >> and i'll be the first to recognize him to recom
and president obama have increased the number of border patrol. i acknowledge that we have an increase of resources. when you have a disparity of resources in other states, it pushes the traffic across the border to make it worse. we need to come together. >> let us do it. >> we have a terrible problem. people get a mixed message. it is not ok. >> my position is simple -- i do not like people calling it a war zone. i have big brothers that are peace officers. one is a border sheriff. he used to do narcotics and intelligence. i know the reality of what is happening out there. at the same time, this is texas. it does not stop at the border. we have to work together. if you want to talk about washington in general, we have the george bush tax cuts that are about to expire at the end of the year. i have supported them. we have to do a sequestration, which means that we had cut $1 trillion. we have to cut another one $1.2 billion. we are faced with one thing that a lot of people tell us to do -- do not raise our taxes, do not cut our services, and reduce the deficit. it will be very hard. t
that are aimed at the big multinationals' knowledge, making them partner with chinese state owned enterprise. and they are supposed to be a sosh a absorb and master that technology and compete overseas. >> do you think the obama administration will be emboldened to actually do something on the trade front only because they haven't -- during the election, that was not part of their argument, whereas becky was saying, romney was pushing the china issue on other things, as well. >> romney had harder rhetoric, but obama shifted in the middle of his term. he started out very soft on china, trying to be friendly, and china gave him nothing. so about halfway through his term, they started doing a lot stronger trade actions, filing some wto cases. and i think you'll see more and more of that. the u.s. chamber, everybody in washington is kind of geared up. >> what about all the corruption reports in china. >> it's very serious. because it used to be don't ask don't tell, you can gather assets, but don't be it too public about it. >> will it have an impact on the leadership today? >> yes. these guys a
. nearly 30% of rhode island's residents were directly affected by this storm. president obama granted governor chafee's request for a federal disaster declaration in four of ourte's five counties. more than 130 rhode islanders lost power, and eight cities and towns were forced to implement evacuations. the whole state will be affected by the as of yet unknown millions in damage and lost business. but rhode island is resilient. some businesses hit hard by sandy and the subsequent nor'easter have already reopened. others are working hard to reopen soon. here we can see the atlantic avenue from the sky, and the owners of paddy's beach restaurant here as well as their neighbors all along the beach are determined to reopen for the summer tourist season. i remember walking through this little notch here with the owners of paddy's and looking at this scene of devastation beside and the owner saying that's not so bad. we can rebuild. we'll be back on our feet in no time. and they already had friends and volunteers on site with hammers and shovels and saws cleaning up and getting things put ri
public response. here's what president obama had to say. this is his press conference in the white house. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interest in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. host: president obama at a press conference. yesterday the ambassador he was talking about is susan rice, ambassador to the u.n. here's an image of her in the "washington times." and a quote from her. the best information and best assessment we have today is that in f
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